Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2021 (15th – 18th June 2021)

Neighbouring’ is a 4-day on-line workshop programmed as a part of Glasgow International 2021 that brings together practitioners from Japan and Scotland to give voice to and partake in a shared desire for closeness and intimacy despite physical separation and barriers to engagement.

Against a backdrop of pandemic restrictions affecting movement, touch and the very notion of being next to one another, this exchange considers ‘neighbouring’ as an active endeavour, taken from Scottish working-class vernacular meaning ‘working together’, while considering how different aspects of togetherness are being affected by Covid’19, such as the Japanese omoiyari (おもいやり) or the act of caring for others.

What can we learn from and share with each other? How do we produce nearness? With practices spanning photography, installation, performance and spoken word, artists Shizuka Yokomizo, Megan Lucille Boettcher, Mio Harada and Shoko Imai, Nile Koetting, Jessica Ramm, Hanna Tuulikki and Tomoko Konoike will draw from lived experiences, claim agency within solitude, choreograph spaces, consider the summoning of community, and re-interpret mythological narratives.

4th June 2021

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A meeting of Japanese and Scottish artists programmed as part of Glasgow International 2021 (15th – 18th June 2021) ‘Neighbouring’ is a 4-day on-line workshop programmed as a part of Glasgow […]
4th June 2021

Shizuka Yokomizo
15th June 10am

Shizuka Yokomizo, Artist Talk In a pre-recorded video, the artist will talk about her past works focusing on the experience of living in another culture – being displaced and encountering […]
4th June 2021

Mio Harada, Shoko Imai & Megan Lucille Boettcher
16th June 10am

ニューNormal? New ノーマル? In a world adapting to a global pandemic, we are positioned as passive spectators to a screen. In this collaborative performance, artists Mio Harada, Shoko Imai, and […]
4th June 2021

Nile Koetting
17th June 11am

Nile Koetting, Evacuation Picnic Over the last few years Tokyo and Berlin based artist Nile Koetting has been working with an immersive scenography and installation in which choreography is exchanged between […]
4th June 2021

Jessica Ramm
17th June 10am

Jessica Ramm, Bucket-head Whiteout Scenario Jessica Ramm’s performance invites you to observe a training exercise, which begins like this: “Imagine a frozen ice-bound valley – you within it; and these people next […]
4th June 2021

Tomoko Konoike
18th June 10am

Tomoko Konoike and Mayako Murai, Travel Dialogue Form Tomoko Konoike is an artist, and Mayako Murai is a fairy-tale scholar. About ten years ago, the two began to organise lectures and […]
4th June 2021

Hanna Tuulikki
18th June 11am

Hanna Tuulikki, Avian Reels Live streaming from a greenspace in Helsinki, Finland. Hanna Tuulikki will perform extracts from three recent studies for solo voice: Four Songbirds, a wordless improvisation based on musical patterns […]